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Jason Crane is a radio host, interviewer, poet, comedian, musician and father.
Jason Crane is the host of The Morning Mixtape, heard weekdays from 6-10 AM ET on 98.7 The FREQ. He also produced several podcasts, including The Jazz Session, which featured interviews with jazz musicians and was downloaded more than 3 million times; First Laughs, about the early days of his stand-up comedy “career”; and Catch 22, a series of conversations with his partner Owen, who is 22 years younger than Jason. He continues to work as a saxophonist and helps to raise two sons. In 2011, the Los Angeles Times named Jason one of 25 arts and culture people to follow on Twitter. That account still exists, but Jason is no longer on social media.
Jason’s first collection of poems, Unexpected Sunlight (FootHills Publishing), was published in 2010 and is available here. His work has been published in Blue Collar Review, qarrtsiluni , Meat For Tea, State of Emergency: Chicago Poets Address The Gulf Crisis, and Poets For Living Waters. With any luck, his second book will come out before his death.
Over the years, Jason has worked as a grocery stock clerk, cashier, bank teller, waiter, professional musician, classical and jazz radio announcer, television/radio script writer, website editor, newspaper and wire-service copy editor, radio reporter, newspaper page designer, union organizer, nonprofit development director, radio station manager, talk show host, stay-at-home dad, union organizing director, union representative, communications/public relations specialist, web content manager, freelance writer, auto dealership receptionist, advertising sales manager, bookstore manager (twice), stand-up comedian, and morning show host.
Jason has two sons, Bernie and John. They’re awesome.
Jason was born in Lenox, Massachusetts, in 1973 and has moved more than three dozen times since then. He’s lived in Massachusetts, New York, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Arizona, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Alabama and Japan.